Medical History research project
By Marcus and Samuel 9B
1895-1930 DISCOVERY OF X-RAYS
X-rays were a very important discovery because it allowed doctors to observe and acquire results about the insides of patient's bodies without having to cut them open. There is also proof that this machine saved a lot of soldier's lives in the world wars and we still use it for observations today.
Sources: Medicine through time(Book) by Aaron Wilkes
1931-1970 Discovery of the pace maker
The pacemaker regulates a person's heartbeat if the chambers are not working properly, therefore saving many peoples lives. The pacemaker weighed a total of 45 kilos at the start but it was lowered after discovering to make it using lighter materials.
1971-2010 The Human Genome Project(H.G.P)
This project has even helped people today because the results from it have made it possible for drug companies to make medicine for specific DNA characteristics. James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structures of DNA which inspired governments internationally to find out more about this. Therefore, they started the H.G.P started to discover thoroughly the genes inside the DNA.